New At The Top: Mark Serway’s Road To A Job As Chief Financial Officer At Reston’s Govplace

A Portuguese firefighter works to extinguish a wildfire near Caramulo, north Portugal, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Portuguese officials said a woman firefighter died in a forest blaze, becoming the fifth fatality among emergency crews in a month as summer wildfires scorch large areas of parched countryside. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

I wasnt a typical finance person that grew up in the accounting world. I was an I.T. guy that got converted. In many ways, that distinguished me. My fellow finance people would rely on systems people giving them the data, whereas I was able to interpret it myself.

California GOP violated campaign finance rules, watchdog says

Ho / Los Angeles Times / June 16, 2011) By Patrick McGreevy August 30, 2013, 8:16 a.m. SACRAMENTO — The California Republican Party violated state campaign finance rules by failing to properly disclose its contributions last year to a campaign against newly drawn state Senate districts, the states ethics agency has concluded. In all, the state GOP provided $1.9 million in contributions, in-kind services and loans to the group Fairness and Accountability in Redistricting (FAIR), which qualified a ballot measure to overturn the new state Senate redistricting maps. After the Supreme Court found the maps were properly drawn, FAIR dropped its opposition to the redistricting plan.

Finance Ministry warns wilful defaulter again, asks banks to nail them

“There was a complete unanimity on how wilful defaulters are going to be treated. At today’s meeting, I have also communicated that message which I think is very important that absolutely no consideration will be shown to wilful defaulters,” Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Takru told reporters after a meeting with top bankers here this evening. He said banks have been advised to cut down their net non-performing assets (NPAs) and so wilful defaulters must be dealt as firmly, correctly and expeditiously as possible. Takru had earlier this month gave a stern warning to wilful defaulters and told them that they should be prepared to cede management control of their companies as they are putting public’s money at stake.

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